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Matt Forger, legendary studio engineer and Michael Jackson collaborator, joins co-hosts Jamon Bull and Charles Thomson for Part 2 of an extensive interview in celebration of Thriller’s 40th anniversary, Blood on the Dance Floor’s 25th anniversary, and marking 150 episodes of The MJCast.
Forger is an icon in the music industry. He recorded classic Michael Jackson songs for the albums Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, and Blood on the Dance Floor, worked on Captain EO, and much more. Not only was Forger a crucial player in shaping many of music history’s most important tracks, but he worked with the King of Pop during his creative and commercial peak. He also worked closely with other well-known Jackson studio collaborators and innovators such as John Barnes and Brad Buxer. Forger, through his technical wizardry, helped Michael Jackson push the boundaries of pop music, creating songs and experiences that will live on for generations to come.
These are the stories behind the songs.
This episode was edited by Jamon Bull.
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What an amazing episode! Another one for the archives. This is really documentary material, a lot of your interviews could easily be used for future documentaries and I hope they are.
Your questions were on point, you prompted him for fantastic titbits and anecdotes, there was clearly a lot of preparation for this double episode and it showed.
Matt forger is in such a unique position that he has been involved in ALL stages of many of the songs and can talk about the early demos at Havenhurst, the recording process, mixing, tour preparation and even the commercial releases themselves, those very objects that so many fans seek or have in their collections.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
I always love hearing Matt Forger talking about Michael. He’s always sincere and open and you can feel the love and respect there.
Thank you Matt! 💖